Alex Wilson
Tigers RP Alex Wilson gets five outs to notch first career save
Alex Wilson, RP, DET
10:59 PM
News: Tigers reliever Alex Wilson came and got five outs to record his first career save in the 9-8 win over the Orioles. Wilson entered the game in the eighth inning with runners on first and second and one out. He immediately threw a wild pitch, moving the runners up a base.

He allowed one of the runs to score on an RBI groundout, but was able to escape the inning without any further damage. He came back out and worked a scoreless ninth inning to preserve the victory.

Wilson was tasked with getting the save on the day that closer Joakim Soria was dealt to the Pirates. It is not known if Wilson will be inheriting the closing duties, or if manager Brad Ausmus will be using more of a committee approach.


Steven Wright
Red Sox knuckleballer Steven Wright baffles White Sox
Steven Wright, RP, BOS
10:52 PM
News: Red Sox starter Steven Wright put together a solid outing Thursday, keeping the White Sox off balance with his knuckleball in an 8-2 win. 

Wright fell behind early, giving up a two-run, first-inning home run, but stabilized himself and went six innings, scattering six hits. Wright's knuckleball fluttered effectively, as he struck out eight Chicago hitters. 

With the win, Wright (4-4) picked up his first victory since being enlisted to make spot starts in the Red Sox's rotation. 


Roberto Osuna
Blue Jays closer Roberto Osuna picks up team-high 6th save
Roberto Osuna, RP, TOR
10:09 PM
News: Roberto Osuna continued to stake his claim to the Blue Jays' closer job, making quick work of the Royals in the ninth inning of a 5-2 win Thursday. 

It only took Osuna six pitches to earn his sixth save of the season -- putting him in the team lead for that category. Osuna registered three ground-ball outs to retire the side. Osuna now has four saves in July. 


Tommy Layne
Red Sox recall Jonathan Aro, option Tommy Layne
Tommy Layne, RP, BOS
7:07 PM
News: The Red Sox recalled pitcher Jonathan Aro from Triple-A Pawtucket, the team announced on Thursday. Aro was 0-1 with a 3.03 ERA and one save. 

To make room, the team optioned Tommy Layne to Pawtucket. Layne was 0-1, 3.51 with a save for Boston. 


Jean Machi
Red Sox put RP Jean Machi on ML roster; Daniel Nava DFA'd
Jean Machi, RP, BOS
6:58 PM
News: The Red Sox have added right-handed reliever Jean Machi to the Major League roster. Machi was picked up off waivers from the Giants on Tuesday.

Machi struggled with the Giants this season, posting a 5.14 ERA over 35 innings. But manager John Farrell explains the cause of Machi's struggles.

"His fastball velocity has been consistently between 92 to 94 mph. His damage has come with his slider," Farrell said, per "It hasn't been as sharp as it was the last two years. That's the pitch that we have to hone in on and regain that consistency.

"There is a little bit of a challenge bringing him in here with our situation with a need for innings right away with his inactivity. We'll see what he has."

Machi had made just one appearance for the Giants since the All-Star break.

To make room on the 40-man and 25-man rosters, Daniel Nava has been designated for assignment. 


Joakim Soria
Pirates acquire RP Joakim Soria from Tigers
Joakim Soria, RP, DET
6:12 PM
News: The Pirates have acquired right-handed reliever Joakim Soria in a trade with the Tigers, Baseball Insider Jon Heyman reports.

The trade comes just over a year after Soria was dealt to the Tigers by the Rangers last season. This year, Soria has recorded 23 saves in 26 chances for the Tigers. He has 36 strikeouts in 41 innings pitched. He will join Mark Melancon as a formidable 1-2 punch at the back end of the Pirates' bullpen.

The Tigers, who have officially announced the trade, will receive minor-league infielder JaCoby Jones from the Pirates. Jones was the Pirates' No. 12 prospect, and was batting .260 with 10 home runs and 60 RBI between Class A Bradenton and Double-A Altoona. He was a third-round pick by the Pirates in 2013.


Cory Rasmus
Angels recall Cory Rasmus from Triple-A
Cory Rasmus, RP, LAA
6:12 PM
News: The Angels recalled reliever Cory Rasmus from Triple-A Salt Lake City on Thursday, per

Rasmus is 0-1 with a save and a 2.35 ERA at Salt Lake City. He last pitched for the Angels last season. 

Rasmus takes the spot of Mike Morin, who was optioned after Wednesday's game. 


Shawn Tolleson
Rangers RP Shawn Tolleson shuts the door for 18th save
Shawn Tolleson, RP, TEX
News: Rangers closer Shawn Tolleson worked a perfect ninth inning on Wednesday to capture his 18th save of the season. Tolleson struck out a pair to preserve the 5-2 win over the Yankees. 

The right-hander has converted 18 of 20 save chances this season, including five straight. 


Mike Morin
Angels send RP Mike Morin to Triple-A
Mike Morin, RP, LAA
News: The Angels are sending reliever Mike Morin down to Triple-A, per the Los Angeles Times, giving the team an open roster position. 

In 29 contests for the Angels, Morin was 1-1 with a 7.43 ERA, including a disastrous outing Tuesday in which he allowed four runs and five hits. 


Zach Britton
Orioles RP Zach Britton earns one-out save
Zach Britton, RP, BAL
News: It was a quick night of work for Orioles closer Zach Britton, who retired one batter Wednesday to pick up his 26th save and preserve his team's 2-0 win over the Braves.

Britton has converted three saves in his last five appearances, and has only allowed one run over his last 10 outings. Britton only needed five pitches to record the game's final out. 


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